Journal Club 9: Evaluation and Lessons Learned From the Development and Implementation of an Online Prenatal Nutrition Training for EFNEP Paraprofessionals

Recorded 11/4/19

About the Webinar

The webinar presentation will include a description of the design, implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of a video-based online training for EFNEP peer educators addressing the implementation of a prenatal nutrition education lesson from the Eating Smart • Being Active curriculum. The methods, results, conclusions and implications for research and practice of the quasi-experimental pre-posttest study will be shared. Emphasis will be placed on lessons learned related to the development and delivery of online training programs for peer educators.

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About the Presenters

Susan S. Baker, EdD, Colorado State University
Susan Baker is a Professor and Extension Specialist at Colorado State University. She also serves as the Coordinator of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program or EFNEP as it's known for Colorado. Dr. Baker has worked as a nutrition educator serving limited-resource families for more than 30 years. She led the development of the widely-used evidenced-based curriculum Eating Smart * Being Active. Today's webinar focuses on the evaluation of an online training for paraprofessional educators focusing on one of the lessons from Eating Smart • Being Active.

Micheline Chlipalski, PhD
Micheline Chlipalski, PhD is a recent PhD graduate from Colorado State University. During her graduate studies she worked with peer educators, helping them develop the competencies they need to deliver nutrition education and aid in data collection for research projects implemented within nutrition programs, such as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

Beth Olson, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Beth Olson is an Associate Professor and an Extension Specialist in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the development and improvement of education and programs to support families in healthy infant feeding practices. She is the lead author of the Eating Smart • Being Active curriculum’s supplemental lessons on nutrition during pregnancy and for the first 12 months of life.

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Behavior and Education Theory
Nutrition Education Program Design Implementation and Evaluation
Nutrition Education and Research Methods

CDR Performance Indicators
4.1.2, 9.1.2, 9.1.5

CDR Learning Need Codes

4010, 4080, 9020